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MARIETTA VARGA // MY TOWN SIÓFOK

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Rarely does something in reality look the same as in our memories. This morning was the first time in a long time that I was able to see my home town precisely as it exists in my mind. 

 

 

The small town where I grew up is called Siófok,- in Hungary- it's right on the lake shore of Balaton, the largest lake in Central-Europe. It's often called the summer capital of the country due to its touristic position, with 25.000 inhabitants   which in summer is often  going up sevenfold. For most people Siófok is only known as their holiday place, with the blue lake and happy summer moments, however those who grow up here can see the town in an entirely different way. The places and things important to me are totally different than those liked and remembered by the tourists, and I feel that this is how it should be.  I left this place more than 10 years ago, and every time I return I feel a deep nostalgia. I think that growing up here, and being a local, is a lucky situation as it enables me to show this place in an unusual and unexpected context.

 

 

 

 

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Curator's opinion


"For many, a memorable series of photography was published in 2017, with a picture showing a hoary tree in a strange, timid solitude between two colored panel houses. Marietta's tightly geometric, extremely special colors, occasionally surreal, sometimes lyrically sophisticated or dreamlike artwork exploded into the world of photography in just a few months. There is a level of awareness, sophistication and creativity in the pastel colors of the series and the associations between the colors that can only be known from Almodovar's or Wes Anderson's films. All this unique use of colors encounters another major theme of the artist, that analyzes the details of architectural structures, built surfaces and spatial relationships of tight geometric compositions while placing them in the context of the human body and presence."

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